AirtelXstream is a new service offered by Airtel which provides subscribers with a wide range of content for streaming. It is possible to watch over 550 channels with the service, including over-the-top (OTT) content, such as sports and movies. The service also comes with subscriptions to premium OTTs such as Netflix, HBO, and Hulu.
550 TV channels
Airtel Xstream is a new entrant in the broadband game. It offers a whopping 550 TV channels. For a fixed monthly price, you can watch your favorite movies and shows on the big screen. There are three plans available, starting from Rs 699. You can also opt for a bundle that consists of the box and unlimited data at 100Mbps or 300Mbps.
The box also boasts the impressive new Airtel Xstream app that aggregates content from seven OTT apps. It comes in two flavors – HD and SD – so you can choose the one that best suits your viewing habits. If you opt for a hybrid model, you’ll also get a fully refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500 to boot.
One of the most important features of the Airtel Xstream box is its ability to provide you with a seamless streaming experience. Even when you’re not able to watch live TV, you can catch up on your favorite programs by watching on the go via its built-in Wi-Fi.
Access to OTT content
Airtel Xstream, the OTT platform of Bharti Airtel, recently achieved the milestone of two million paid subscriptions. The OTT provider has plans to sign up 20 million subscribers in the next few years. This is a major milestone for Airtel.
As an OTT service, Airtel Xstream offers unlimited entertainment. It provides content from multiple OTT platforms. Moreover, customers can choose individual subscriptions for different OTT apps.
OTT is rapidly gaining popularity among consumers, especially in India. High quality content houses have launched OTT apps. In addition, OTT services are also considered a threat to traditional TV and DTH channels.
For example, Netflix, the world’s largest OTT platform, provides a wide range of entertainment. With a subscription to the service, users can access movies, TV shows, and original programming in English, Hindi, and other regional languages. Other OTT apps include Amazon Prime Video, Hungama, and Lions Gate Play. These companies have separate monetization streams.
Airtel Xstream, however, is changing the game by offering one unified digital platform. Users can access the content through the Xstream app or through an Airtel Xstream Box.
Subscriptions to premium OTTs
Bharti Airtel recently announced the launch of AirtelXstream subscriptions to premium OTTs. The new service will give you access to more than 10,000 movies, TV shows, and live channels. It will also offer you a single app for all your OTT viewing needs.
Airtel is collaborating with a number of OTT players such as Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Videos, and Lionsgate Play. In addition to these services, Airtel Xstream also offers original series and non-stop entertainment.
This is a win-win proposition for both customers and OTT players. While Airtel gets to enjoy the lion’s share of the OTT market, its partners will get access to aggregated data and user insights. These will help them to make future content curation decisions.
Airtel Xstream subscriptions to premium OTTs will cost you a mere Rs 149 per month, and you’ll be able to watch content on two screens at once. You can watch the content through the Airtel Xstream mobile application or through the Airtel Xstream box.